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Bleached: The Beatles' White Album Effect on the US Alt-rock Explosion of 1988-95

The Beatles' White Album has been credited with a lot of things over its 50-year history, but how about as the single biggest influence on US alternative rock as it burst into the mainstream in the late '80s and early '90s? Well, it's not as crazy as you might think.

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Chris Cornell Distills His Legacy on Solo 'Higher Truth' Tour (Photos)

Chris Cornell has an illustrious career in rock and his solo tour distills the power of his work, with bands like Soundgarden and Audioslave and solo, to two elements, his voice and his guitar.

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Counterbalance: Soundgarden's 'Superunknown'

In my eyes, indisposed, in disguise as no one knows hides the face of this week's Counterbalance. 281st most acclaimed album of all time, won't you come and wash away the rain?

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Nine Inch Nails + Soundgarden: Jones Beach, NY (Photos)

Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden brought their co-headlining tour to Jones Beach in Long Island for a sold-out show.

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British Summer Time at Hyde Park

Black Sabbath, Faith No More, Soundgarden and more: a tale of music and Independence.

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Soundgarden 'Superunknown' 20th Anniversary Show: Webster Hall, New York (Photos)

Two decades on, Superunknown remains a landmark album and the formidable Soundgarden played the entirety of it at a club show in New York.

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Soundgarden: 27 January 2013 - Detroit

If songs were miles, Soundgarden ran a marathon, playing 26 songs prior to the encore during a massive performance in Detroit.

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What James Bond Can’t Teach You About British Music History

If you want lessons in womanizing, dressing to the nines, or ordering martinis, James Bond is your man. If, however, you’re looking for a review of British music history over the last 50 years, the world’s favorite secret agent has no idea what he’s doing.

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Soundgarden: Live on Letterman (Online Stream)

Soundgarden introduced King Animal to New York with a short performance at the Ed Sullivan Theater streamed simultaneously online.

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Soundgarden: King Animal

In a modern rock world that belongs to fun. and Mumford & Sons, the grunge greats dust off their flannel, unpack their backlog of heavy riffs, and return to the record store racks with their first album in 16 years.

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Music in the '90s: When Alternative Became Mainstream

The genre once tied to college radio and indie record companies became mainstream in the '90s. Some of those icons of “alternative” are making comebacks – or never went away. Is this 2012 or 1996?

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In Defense of Rock Radio, a Force in Popular Culture

With Clear Channel recently purchasing Boston's WFNX, we look at how important it is for alternative radio to exist -- and evolve.

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The Pop Fan's Most-Anticipated Albums of 2012?

Here’s a look at what might be taking space in your CD collection or filling up your MP3 player this year.

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Chris Cornell Songbook Tour: 18 November 2011 - Ridgefield, CT

Chris Cornell tirelessly demonstrated the timelessness of his work while on tour in support of his new solo, live album Songbook.

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Soundgarden: 18 July 2011 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre

With supporting act The Mars Volta, Soundgarden were sure to bring the heat.

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Chris Cornell: 22 April 2011 - Chicago

Chris Cornell delves deep into the Superunknown on his solo acoustic tour.

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The Year in Music: August 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable events in the world of music, here’s what happened in August 2010.

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Santana and Various Artists: Guitar Heaven

Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time comes off as a celebrity version of American Idol.

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Soundgarden: Telephantasm

Brimming with potent performances and remarkable riffs, the deluxe edition of the new compilation by the reformed grunge greats stands as one of the best band retrospectives of the year.

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Celebrating the Allure of the Almighty Riff

The riff: is there any sweeter two-word phrase in the rock vocabulary? AJ Ramirez offers his examples of the best riffs via video.

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Grunge by Michael Lavine and Thurston Moore

Sub Pop's first lens on the grunge scene offers an early look at the signs of flannel to come, and the distinctive regional imprints on the sounds that followed punk.

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Grunge Is Dead by Greg Prato

Prato's book makes one misty eyed for the good ol’ days, when flannel was the fashion and sludge rock was king.

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